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Recipes

Potato & Ham Soup

Potato & Ham Soup
After the last of our family Christmas get-togethers this season, I found myself with a small amount of leftover ham; knowing that the best way to ...

Crave-worthy Carnitas

Crave-worthy Carnitas
Growing up, the only pork that I ate was bacon and pepperoni.  Since living on the farm and raising our own pigs, I have expanded my pork palate to...

Citrus-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

Citrus-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
While working in the walk-in last week, I came across two rather small pork tenderloins; thinking that most of our customers would prefer a larger ...

Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole

Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
I prepared several smoked hams last week, one for a funeral dinner and the others to dice and have on-hand for in-a-pinch meals.  After surveying t...

Hominy Casserole

Hominy Casserole
If you tuned in to last week's newsletter, you may have read about the cook book club that I am a part of; for July, we used The Pioneer Woman's Co...

Hamburger Pizza Pie

My sweet friend and all-things-kitchen-related guru, Trista, recently shared this recipe with me.  She had served it while my older three kiddos we...

Glazed Ham

While the city hams can be enjoyed as-is, I have been known to add extra sweetness when preparing ham.  I have used a variety of sweeteners over ti...

Ranch Pork Chops (Using an Instant Pot)

Earlier this summer, my knobless, well-used crock pot decided to no longer work.  It was a sad, sad day at Becker Farms.  After much thought and we...

Green, Eggs, and Ham

No matter how well I think I know my husband, from time to time he will either say or do something that makes me stop and say to myself (and occasi...

Split Pea Soup

Recipe for: Split Pea Soup (From the Trinity Lutheran Church Cookbook) Ingredients 8 c water                                      2 medium carrots,...

Soup Beans/Ham & Beans

Ingredients 1 pound dried pinto beans ham (ham steak, ham hock, or bacon) 1 medium-sized onion, diced 1/2 TBSP garlic (or to taste) salt and peppe...

Mom's Meat Loaf

Mom's Meat Loaf
This is my go-to meat loaf recipe, which comes from Peg Peters (the sweet mama of one of our college friends).  I typically make it in a loaf pan b...